| Aug 16, 2013
| 12:39 PM
Director Werner Herzog's sobering new documentary short, "From One Second to the Next," is a hit on the Internet.
The 35-minute film, a cautionary look at the dangers of texting while driving, has racked up nearly 1.75 million views on YouTube since...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 5:00 AM
When Detroit filed for bankruptcy last month, it wasn’t much of a surprise. With its boarded-up houses, abandoned schools, declining public services and shrinking population, it had become the country’s most depressing city. At least, that&...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 8:57 PM
For Barbara Coe, everything changed the day she accompanied an elderly friend to an Orange County social services center in 1991.
"I walked into this monstrous room full of people, babies and little children all over the place, and I realized nobody was...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 4:09 AM
LONDON -- Prince William, second in line to the throne and father of the world’s most celebrated newborn, is giving up active duty in the British military for a life devoted to charity and public service, the royal family announced Thursday.
| Sep 19, 2013
| 10:07 AM
WASHINGTON -- Recalling the efforts of her father to improve relations with Japan after World War II and his desire to be the first president to make a state visit there, Caroline Kennedy said Thursday there was no country where she would rather serve...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 11:35 AM
I really want to hear this public service announcement scored with spooky music, and a Rod Serling voice-alike saying: “That’s the signpost up ahead. Your next stop -- the texting zone!”
New York state is testing out a little more...
| May 29, 2013
| 8:57 AM
Three Glendale police officers, a department-issued car and a joyride to Las Vegas — that journey and its potential consequences hit in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Tuesday.
An attorney for Officer Patrick Hamblin and his former colleagues...
| May 20, 2013
| 6:43 PM
SACRAMENTO -- California officials are still cleaning up the mess after halting an expensive and troubled overhaul of the payroll system for public employees earlier this year.
Roughly two dozen workers are responsible for sifting through the rubble...
| May 13, 2013
| 8:47 AM
ATHENS -- Greece’s ruling coalition threatened Monday to arrest public high school teachers if they walk off work later this week, a strike that would potentially disrupt university-entrance exams for thousands of students.
But the government's...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 6:10 AM
LONDON -- Margaret Thatcher, the grocer's daughter who punched through an old-boy political network to become Britain's first female prime minister, stamping her personality indelibly on the nation and pursuing policies that reverberate decades later, has...
| Nov 27, 2012
| 9:11 PM
I've got two reasons to watch my weight over the next several weeks. First, it's the holiday season, when the national sport is overeating. Second, I've got another knee replacement coming up soon, and the lighter I am going in, the easier the recovery...